BAIT X ASICS Gel Lyte V (Splash City)
Bait are coming to take over the West Coast of the sneakerworld – they're opening another store! They'll bust down the stores of their fifth store in a few weeks, it's planted on 16th street in San Francisco, and they're going to release a couple of special sneaker colabs to celebrate their arrival in the Bay Area. First up is this ASICS Gel Lyte V 'Splash City', an ode to the Golden State Warriors who play their ball just across the ditch in Oakland. The result is kinda redolent of a Lakers-themed release, which is certainly not a bad thing, but with the form the Warriors are in (and the form the Lakers aren't in) maybe Steph Curry and Co. deserve to own this combo. The materials are premium and attentively arranged, of course, with pigskin suede and nubuck overlays, plus comfy, spongy neoprene sockliners. The BAIT x ASICS Gel Lyte V 'Splash City' launches on Saturday, April 11 – the weekend before the NBA Playoffs begin. It is a BAIT exclusive release in the US and Europe. The shoes will be available exclusively at a special preview of the new BAIT San Francisco location on April 11 and 12 only. Limited size runs will be available at this store preview each day beginning at 10am PST on a first-come, first-serve basis. All remaining pairs will be made available online at BAITme.com at a later date; more details to come.